by Wendy Irvine
White Oak Lodge and Resort — sitting at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains and somewhat off the beaten path — features serenity and quiet. The resort’s luxury log cabins boast vaulted ceilings, high-end linens, and charming porch rocking chairs. Cabins come in spacious one-, two- and three-bedrooms that pair elegance with a rustic vibe.
Cabins have a king bed in the master and various sized beds in the other rooms. Units have a full kitchen and most back up to a peaceful woods. The cabins feature a gas fireplace and at least one flat-screen TV with a DVD player. Covered front porches provide shade for rocking chairs, and some cabins have a hot tub in the screened-in back porch. Each unit has a washer and dryer.
The property provides free Wi-Fi (although it can be spotty), free parking, and a pretty outdoor pool with a waterfall. Families will love the outdoor grills, the nature trail, and tennis courts.
White Oak Lodge & Resort is 18.6-miles to Dollywood, 11-miles to The Village Shops, 11-miles to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, 12-miles to Wild Bear Falls (indoor water park), 13.5-miles to Historic Ogle Log Cabin, and 12-miles to the Gatlinburg Sky Lift.
Our Editor Loves
- Upscale one-, two-, three-bedroom cabins
- Full kitchens
- Outdoor pool
- Horse Back Riding
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
by Sharon W
My family and I have stayed many times at White Oak Lodge. Never have we been disappointed! As a rule, we rent a 3 bedroom 2 bath cabin. On this occasion, there was no cabin available. Instead, we had a 2 bedroom 2 bath condo. We've been to White Oak when it snowed causing us to love the fireplace with gas logs. Each place is equipped with a hot tub. The master suite has a jacuzzi tub in addition to a big shower. Free wi-fi is provided. There's a good variety of tv channels. Each unit includes a washer and dryer.
In August, the family enjoyed the outdoor pool. The porch with rocking chairs is a great place to take in the peaceful setting and amazing views!
Just bring your food, each unit has pots, pans, dishes, glasses, and cutlery to meet your cooking needs.
From White Oak Lodge, we drove into Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and even Cherokee, NC. The drive to any of these places is a scenic, enjoyable ride. We highly endorse White Oak Lodge!
My family and I stayed while on a week long vacation for the Ripken Experience.... ride to pigeon forge was about 35 minutes, we never ran into traffic, Gatlinburg about 10 minutes away. The room was clean and well stocked with everything you need, we stayed in Condo #11. Only negative was we were in a first floor condo and the tenants above had a small child that was apparently trying out for either the Olympic hurdles or long jump, very noisy, sound carries in the condos. We enjoyed the pool area, which has a HUGE hot tub. Overall my stay was great and would book again. We booked through RCI which was slightly confusing but in the end was worth it.